Pu-erh tea gets its name from the region in China where it was first harvested, the city of Pu-erh in the Yunnan Province of China. Pu-erh tea is often classified as being a variety of tea by itself, and is sometimes classified at being a dark tea (dark tea is one of the six classes of tea in China), or as a type of black tea in the United States, although it is actually a variety by itself, such as green tea or white tea. Pu-erh tea is available as a loose leaf tea or in a compressed form such as tea cakes or tea bricks, or our TeaVivre miniature tea cakes.
Drinking Pu-erh Tea For Weight Loss
Pu-erh tea is a wonderful tea for weight loss. It has been known for centuries for its ability to help break down fat in the body, digest fatty foods, increase your metabolism and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. This tea is also ideal for those who are looking for long term weight loss maintenance when combined with a healthy diet. One scientific study shows that Pu-erh tea also contains polyphones which attack free radicals and toxins in the body, helping to prevent many diseases.
Where is our Puerh tea produced
Our high grade Pu-erh tea is produced as it has been historically in the Yunnan Province of China, which has been a mecca for Pu-erh tea of the highest quality for over 800 years. The Yunnan Province is on the edge of Tibet, and has a very high elevation with warm summers producing abundant rainfall which gives these tea trees especially large, plump buds and leaves which are ideal for producing a premium Pu-erh tea.
Pu-erh tea is one of the oldest types of tea in China, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. Pu-erh is named after the town of Pu-erh in the Yunnan province of China, which was the early trading center for this tea. Pu-erh has also been used as a bartering currency or dowry in parts of China. In Southwest China the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - “Tea Horse Road” - was built especially to transport Pu-erh tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.
Q: A Chinese doctor advised me to drink cooked/ripened tea (for my cold constitution) but warned me NOT to infuse more than twice as the tea becomes more caffeine in content. I don't want to waste if I can re-brew repeatedly. Can you clarify please? Posted on 1/30/16 by Carrie
Reply: Hi Carrie, Thank you for your question. Usually our Ripened Aged pu-erh mini tuo cha can be 4-5 times. And yes, you can re-brew it repeatedly in a day. However, I suggest you not re-brew it overnight. And I'm not sure why your doctor warn you not to infuse more than twice, if he mean that you can only drink the tea once a day, then I think you may waste some tea anyway. OR maybe you can brew tea lightly. Ripened pu erh tea is a post-fermented tea, and the caffeine content is relatively low. If you are sensitive to it, you can drink it during the day, not drink it before your bed time. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Q: When steeping, should I leave the mini cake as it is or should I rip it open? Thanks Posted on 10/28/13 by Dario
Reply: You may just leave it in the water. There is no need to rip or break the mini cake. It will spread out gradually during brewing.
Q: Should Pu-erh be consumed hot or can I achieve weight loss in consuming cold also? Posted on 5/28/12 by Tracey
Reply: Almost, there is no difference between them. We recommend that you choose the hot, it is better for your intestines and stomach.
Q: How many times can the tea from one pu-erh cake be infused? Posted on 5/21/12 by Anne
Reply: For the one pu-erh cake(Tuo cha) can be infused 4~5 times.
How many Mini Tuochas are included if you purchase 3.5 ounces?
Thanks! Posted on 3/8/12 by Stoo
Reply: Hi Stoo, for Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha, 3.5 ounces include about 20-22 pieces.